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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th
PRE-CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES

10:00 - 3:45

Golf Tournament – legends on niagara - best ball format
(advance registration required)

Sponsored by: RADIUS FINANCIAL EDUCATION

 

10:30 - 3:45

THE ULTIMATE FALLS EXPERIENCE. 4 ATTRACTIONS – 1 PASS
* MAID OF THE MIST
*JOURNEY BEHIND THE FALLS
*WHITE WATER WALK
*NIAGARA’S FURY

(advance registration required)
Sponsored by: RADIUS FINANCIAL EDUCATION


5:30 - 7:30

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION - R5 FALLSVIEW CASINO RESORT

 

 

6:30 - 8:00

WELCOMING LAUNCH RECEPTION RECEPTION - R5 FALLSVIEW CASINO RESORT
Sponsored by: RADIUS FINANCIAL EDUCATION

Join us at R5, the newest lounge at Fallsview Casino Resort. Located directly above Golden Lotus, R5 radiates a chic and contemporary vibe thanks to its stunning fire-and-water décor. Designed to highlight its breathtaking views of the Falls, R5 will provide you the opportunity to mingle with your peers and interact with key industry players.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th

7:45

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST IN EXHIBIT HALL FOYER
Sponsored by: IMAGINE SOFTWARE

 

8:40 - 8:50

OPENING REMARKS - HALL C/D (EXHIBIT HALL)
Pat Bolland
, Media Consultant

 

8:50 - 9:20 ECONOMIC RECOVERY: WILL 2014 FINALLY DELIVER THE GOODS?
Derek Holt, Vice President, Scotiabank Economics
  • Will Canada outperform the US in 2014?

  • Can the market mark December for Fed tapering?

  • Will the Fed decision to taper have implications here in Canada?

9:20 - 10:00

HOW A FAMILY OFFICE SEARCH FOR DIVERSIFICATION CREATED A CONSERVATIVE EXEMPT MARKET OFFERING
William Santor, President & CEO, Productivity Media

  • Conservative Products in the Exempt Market

  • Media financing in Canada

  • How a Family Office Came To Invest in Film

10:00 - 10:20

NETWORKING BREAK
Sponsored by: BMO CAPITAL MARKETS

 

 

10:20 - 11:20

CAPITAL INTRODUCTION / PRODUCT SHOWCASE - HALL E
Sponsored by: NATIONAL BANK CORRESPONDENT NETWORK

Your opportunity to hear 7 Hedge Fund Managers and exempt market Product Providers discuss their products, theories and strategies.

Moderated by: Rob Lemon, Managing Director, National Bank of Canada Financial Markets

11:20 - 11:40

HEDGE FUND 2013 INDUSTRY UPDATE: THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE: TRENDS, FLOWS AND OPPORTUNITY

James Burron, Chief Operating Officer, AIMA

  • Defining the industry: size, strategies and investor composition

  • Trending: retailization and start-ups

  • Investor preferences toward alternative investments

11:40 - 12:00

GAMECHANGER: HOW ADOPTION OF THE OM EXEMPTION WILL CHANGE THE LANDSCAPE OF THE EXEMPT MARKET IN ONTARIO
Craig Skauge
, President & Founder, NEMA

  • Incorporating exempt market products into retail/high net worth portfolios

  • Advantages and Disadvantages

  • The Intrigue of Illiquidity

  • Is Ontario going to add the OM exemption?

12:00 - 12:40

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING STANDARDS (IFRS) FOR INVESTMENT FUNDS
James Loewen, National Director, Investment Management and Funds Practice, KPMG

  • IFRS becomes effective for most Canadian investment funds on January 1, 2014, however, we are already in the comparative period for which IFRS-compliant financial reporting will be required

  • The accounting standard setters, securities regulators, industry organizations and members of the investment management industry continue to work on key IFRS transition issues

  • This session will discuss the impact of the adoption of IFRS on investment funds in Canada and the direction being taken on key issues such as consolidation, debt vs. equity, and general presentation and disclosure matters

12:40 - 1:40

LUNCH WITH Marjorie Skolnik, Director, Equity Derivatives, National Bank of Canada - IN EXHIBIT HALL
Sponsored by: NATIONAL BANK CORRESPONDENT NETWORK

 

 

HOW DO YOU SET YOUR FIRM APART FROM YOUR PEERS

 

 

1:40 - 2:20

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

STREAM 1 - C/D (Exhibit Hall)

EXCHANGE TRADED FUND (ETF) PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION - PANEL DISCUSSION
Moderated by: Pat Bolland, Media Consultant
Susanne Alexandor, Managing Director, Cougar Global Investments

Alfred Lee, Vice President, Investment Strategist, BMO ETFs

Rohit Mehta, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, First Asset ETFs

Yves Rebetez, Managing Director, Editor, ETFinsight

 

  • Understanding the Creation & Structure of ETFs

  • How Advisors can use ETF Strategists for diversification in Client Portfolios

  • US Market Growth & the State of the Industry in Canada

  • Benefits and Reasons for Recent Popularity

 

STREAM 2 - Grand Hall E

INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTING CASE STUDY: INVESTING IN POWER GENERATION
Jeffrey Pike, Senior Vice President, Kensington Capital


  • CPP keeps riding the Infrastructure Wave

  • Trend Directions in the Power Marketplace

  • The Business Case for Power Sector Investing

  • The Investing Case for Power Sector Investing

 

2:20 - 3:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

STREAM 1 - C/D (Exhibit Hall)

HEDGE FUND INDEX REPLICATION: THE HOW AND WHY

Rory Bertrand, Analyst - R&D - Derivatives Products, National Bank Financial Markets


  • Are Hedge Fund ETFs all they seem?

  • An Active Alternative Strategy

  • Pushing Out the the Efficient Frontier of Your Overall Portfolio

  • Index Replication Strategy Explained

 

STREAM 2 - Grand Hall E

THE CANADIAN EXEMPT MARKET OUTLOOK – PANEL DISCUSSION
Moderated by:
Pat Bolland, Media Consultant

Marty Gunderson, Executive Vice President, Investment Capital, Productivity Media & Director, EMDA
Peter Kinkaide, Managing Director - Corporate Finance, Raintree Financial Solutions
Cora Pettipas, Vice President & Board of Directors, NEMA
Michael White, President & CEO, IBK Capital Corp.

  • Exempt Market Products Outlook over the next 3-5 years

  • If the Alberta model for OM exemption is adopted in Ontario, how will it affect the EMD firms?

  • Should the smaller EMD firms be subjected to the same level of compliance & reporting requirements as larger firms and banks?

  • Effect on other Self-Regulatory Organizations

 

 

3:00 - 3:40

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

STREAM 1 - C/D (Exhibit Hall)

HIGH FREQUENCY TRADING AND THE DYNAMICS OF A CROWDED MARKET PLACE: PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderated by: Pat Bolland, Media Consultant

Mohsen Namazi, Senior Product Specialist – Manager for the Americas, Imagine Software
Patrick McEntyre, Managing Director, Institutional Equity Electronic Services & Trading, National Bank Financial

 

 

STREAM 2 - Grand Hall E

REAL ASSETS: MICs, REITs, REAL ESTATE AND LAND
Peter Figura, Director, National Sales, Centurion REIT

 

  • What are they, is there a difference and how do they fit into a portfolio for true diversificatio?

  • What are some advantages and disadvantages? Are there any tax benefits?

  • How are they affected by inflation and interest rate movements and what is the risk to the investor?

  • Due diligence issues to consider

  • Is the current REIT wave a concern?

 

 

3:40 - 4:00

NETWORKING BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL
Sponsored by: BMO CAPITAL MARKETS

 

 

 

 

4:00 - 5:00

CAPITAL INTRODUCTION / PRODUCT SHOWCASE

BMO Capital Markets
Moderated by:
Katrina Rempel, Vice President, Prime Brokerage Services, BMO Capital Markets

 

5:00 - 5:45

FEATURED SPEAKER: BRUCE FRUMERMAN, CEO, FRUMERMAN & NEMETH INC.

MARKETING YOUR STRATEGY AND OUT-MARKETING YOUR COMPETITORS - HALL E

 

Frumerman & Nemeth has been named 2013 U.S. Marketing Firm Of The Year For Hedge Funds by Acquisition International Magazine's International Hedge Fund Awards.

  • Today’s marketing environment for alternative strategy portfolio managers: hedge funds, hard assets and private equity-related strategies

  • The questions — beyond performance data and ops and admin checklists — prospective investors are asking

  • Making it through the selling cycle

  • How to become a brand rather than a commodity

5:45 - 7:15

HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR NIGHT – DRESS TO IMPRESS

Sponsored by: KPMG

Experience a night of glamour as you walk down the red carpet dressed as a Hollywood star, taste Hors D’oeurves inspired by TIFF nominated films as you network and build up your glamorous contacts.

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th

8:00 - 8:45

BREAKFAST WITH GEORGE HARTMAN, Managing Partner, Accretive Advisor Inc. - IN EXHIBIT HALL
Sponsored by: WALKERS

 

PRACTICE VALUATION PRESENTATION

Many popular ideas about how to value a financial advisory practice are based on “rules-of-thumb”, such as a “percentage of AUM” or a “multiple of trailing 12-month revenue”. Unfortunately, the rule-of-thumb methodology presumes that all advisory practices are equal - which they are not. Each one is a living, breathing entity with multiple nuances that affect its value.

This session will demonstrate how proper practice valuation allows sellers to feel adequately compensated for their life’s work and buyers to feel they have paid a fair price.


8:46

Join us in observing a moment of silence at 8:46 A.M., the time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

 

 

8:50 - 9:30

FEATURED SPEAKER: THOMAS S. CALDWELL, FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN, CALDWELL SECURITIES LTD.

REGULATORY STRANGULATION

 

We are now at a point where a major impediment to economic growth, job creation, innovation and business formation is regulatory strangulation within the financial services sector.

The task of an investment manager is to identify a trend and work with it. The trend I plan to discuss, we must work against because of the existential threat it poses.

 

9:30 - 10:20

MINING COMPANY SHOWCASE - HALL C/D

Sponsored by: IBK Capital Corp.
Your opportunity to hear 4 Mining Companies discuss their properties, theory and strategies.

Moderated by: Michael White, President & CEO, IBK Capital Corp.

 

10:20 - 10:40

NETWORKING BREAK
Sponsored by: RADIUS FINANCIAL EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

10:40 - 11:20

RECENT DEVELOPMENT IN FUND ADMINISTRATION - WHERE IS THE TRANSPARENCY: PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderated by: Pat Bolland, Media Consultant

Alex Chapman, Managing Director, Apex Fund Services Ltd.

Mark Damelin, President, Commonwealth Fund Services
Brad Taylor, Managing Director, Kew Advisors

  • Transparency Demands

  • Extending service from back to middle office

  • Technology

  • Industry Evolution

  • Straight through processing

 

11:20 - 12:00

CANADIAN AND GLOBAL REGULATORY HOT TOPICS: PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderated by: Pat Bolland, Media Consultant
Peter Hayes, National Director, Alternative Investments Practice, KPMG
Ron Kosonic, Partner, Securities and Capital Markets, BLG
Jirí Krol, Deputy CEO, Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs, The Alternative Investment Management Association Limited (AIMA)
Ingrid Pierce, Partner, Walkers

  • Regulation of Derivatives

  • Investment Fund Manager Registration

  • IFRS

  • FATCA

  • Side Letters

 

12:00 - 1:00

LUNCH WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Mark Yamada, President & CEO, PUR Investing


MONEYBALL: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF MANAGING OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY

  • what we do well

  • what we do poorly

  • how to completely change the game

 

1:00

CLOSING REMARKS
Pat Bolland
, Media Consultant

 

 


*Please note that, while every effort will be made to present the program as advertised, speakers, topics and timing are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. *Radius Financial Education (“RFE”) is pleased to provide the Product Showcase segments of the Summit for industry gathering. RFE’s role is simply as a conference medium for hedge funds and alternative investments. RFE does not provide advice or investment recommendations and our facilitation of the Product Showcase segments of the Summit should not be misconstrued as a recommendation from RFE regarding investing specifically in any of the funds showcased.

 
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